Sunday, September 23, 2018

Why did Amitabh Bachchan want to keep away from politics, Indira Gandhi?

Why did Amitabh Bachchan want to keep away from politics, Indira Gandhi?


Indira Gandhi had warned Rajiv Gandhi about bringing Amitabh Bachchan into politics
Amitabh Bachchan has been away from politics since the beginning? Seeing his life closely, he will find that his connection to politics is seven decades old. In 1968, at a Palam airport in New Delhi, Amitabh Bachchan received his childhood friend Rajiv Gandhi's bride, Sonia Mino, in the morning. was. Sonia Gandhi's immediate association with the Bachchan brothers (Amitabh and Ajitabh) This story of friendship continued even further when Rahul and Priyanka were born and by growing up, they started calling Amitabh their 'Mamoo'.

After this came the Emergency. Often, Amitabh Bachchan, who appeared with Sanjay Gandhi, had to become a victim of media criticism. In those 19 months, on all India Radio and Doordarshan, they kept quiet on Kishore Kumar's ban and the boycott of Dev Anand and Prana who raised voice against Emergency. Film journalism had to undergo a stringent censorship, in which time Gossip was not being tolerated for Amitabh Bachchan and Jeetat Aman.

After Sanjay Gandhi's demise, Rajiv Gandhi stepped into politics. After this, Amitabh Bachchan made his voice in the opening ceremony of the Asian Games at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi in 1982. Rajiv was sitting in Front Row and Amitabh was conducting the program. After the controversy over Bofors, Amitabh Bachchan resigned from the post of Allahabad MP and said goodbye to politics. He was accused of being a middleman in this scandal.

Amitabh fought legal battle to save his honor, but he could not spoil his relationship with politics. Rajiv lost this election to Amitabh's separation that in 1987 the Congress lost the by-election in Allahabad seat. The scattered opposition from it realized that together they could weaken the Congress. At that time, the Congress had 413 MPs in the 542-member Lok Sabha.
Before 1987, there were reports of discord between Gandhi and Bachchan families. An opportunity came in 1980 when Indira chose Nargis for the Rajya Sabha seat, despite her close association with Fast Bachchan.

According to Surya, a magazine that appeared in the editorship of Indira Gandhi's younger daughter-in-law Maneka Gandhi, she was quite upset with Indira's move. Although Indira has defended her decision saying that legendary actress takes more of this post than anyone else.

According to ML Fotedar's 2015 Memoir, it seemed that the relationship between Indira and Fast was a long-term tension. According to him, Indira Gandhi had also warned Rajiv Gandhi about bringing Amitabh into politics.
Just a few days before his assassination, Indira convened a meeting of his son Rajiv (then AICC general secretary), Arun Nehru, a distant cousin of Rajiv and a fractured.

"The meeting was being discussed in the meeting," recalled Fotedar. During this time, he has specially given two things to his son, whatever he should never do in the future. Fotedar further points out that the first thing in this was 'never to bring Bach's son Amitabh Bachchan into electoral politics'.
Indira's close relatives claim that Rajiv did not believe his mother, he did not even say a word to them. 

Photographer said that Amitabh Bachchan was given party ticket in the 1984 Lok Sabha elections. Fotedar says that he was thinking that why Indira is against bringing Amitabh into politics, he said, "but if Rajiv remains inclined, I will not talk much about this. Indira had told Rajiv that he should keep a distance of one hand from the former Maharaja Madhavrao Scindia, of Gwalior.
Fotedar said that during his tenure as MP (1985-87), Amitabh Bachchan had to face controversy. "I was getting the report that Amitabh was starting to interfere in the transfer and appointment of the officers," says Fotedar. He further said that many senior party leaders had complained about their interference with administrative matters.

He further explains, 'Allahabad is the city of educated people, intellectuals, judges and lawyers. However, Amitabh gave the responsibility of work in his field to a person whom people did not take seriously. '

He claimed that he never complained to Rajiv Gandhi about the way Amitabh works. Although the actors started interfering in the Congress-ruled states of Uttar Pradesh, not only in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Maharashtra.
Pottere was working as Rajiv Gandhi's political secretary during that time. He claimed that once Rajiv had told him that Amitabh had once made a lot of pressure to appoint a person special in Rajasthan as the president of the party's female wing.

He said, "I raised it in front of Chief Minister Haridosh Joshi during that time. Joshi refused to appoint that person.
After separation from his childhood friend in 1987, Fotedar explains that it was amazing for him to see that whatever happened after that, Amitabh Bachchan was not the only viewer but his 'player' was the same.

Rajiv Gandhi's political secretary gives the details of the day on which Amitabh had resigned: 'Amitabh came to meet the Prime Minister, there was a discussion between the two. That afternoon, at about 2:45 am I was about to leave for lunch when the PM called me. Amitabh was with him, as usual, the white kurta-pajama was fanning. They were moving towards 7 Race Course Road. I went in. Sitting on the PM chair. Amitabh was sitting on his right side and I was asked to sit on his left side. '

Fotedar goes on to say, 'Rajiv said,' Falcons want you to resign. It was amazing to me ... even for Amitabh. '

The former PM's political secretary said that what Amitabh had on him: "If the faujdar wants me to resign, then I am ready to resign. Give me the paper, what will I write? ' After this, Fotedar told Rajiv's personal assistant Vincent George that the letterhead of the Lok Sabha member should be brought with a notepad. He further said, 'I told Amitabh:' You write your speaker with your hand that you are resigning from the Lok Sabha. ' In response, Amitabh said, 'That's it?' The note was sent to the speaker and the actor's resignation was accepted. '

Fotedar further said, "The truth is that I did not discuss Rajeev on this issue nor did he talk to me about this matter."

Amitabh's formal entry in politics was so sudden that as soon as he was out of the house. After the assassination of Indira, a fresh election was called for the country. Rajiv Gandhi needed a bigger face to deal with leaders like Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Hemwati Nandan Bahugana.

Arun Nehru suggested the name of Amitabh Bachchan After this the talk was arranged on the phone. Rajiv Gandhi did not have to work very hard to celebrate Amitabh.

This part of the article has been published by Rashid Kidwai's book 'Leader Actor: Bollywood Star Power in Indian Politics' with his permission.

This part of the article has been published by Rashid Kidwai's book 'Leader Actor: Bollywood Star Power in Indian Politics' with his permission.

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